Character Study on Jonadab

Character Study on Jonadab

2 Samuel 13: But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.
2 Samuel 13: And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.
2 Samuel 13: And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.
2 Samuel 13: And Jonadab said unto the king, Behold, the king's sons come: as thy servant said, so it is.
Jeremiah 35: But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:
Jeremiah 35: Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
Jeremiah 35: But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
Jeremiah 35: The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
Jeremiah 35: Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
Jeremiah 35: And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
Jeremiah 35: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jonadab
JONADAB. See Jehonadab.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jonadab
=Jehon'adab.
The son of Rechab, and founder of the Rechabites (q.v.), 2 Kings 10:15 ; Jeremiah 35:6,10 .



The son of Shimeah, David's brother (2 Samuel 13:3 ). He was "a very subtil man."


Holman Bible Dictionary - Jonadab
(jan' uh dab) Short form of personal name Jehonadab meaning, “Yah proves himself to be generous.” 1. David's nephew who counseled Ammon how to take advantage of Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1 ). Jonadab also advised the sorrowing David that of his sons only Ammon was dead (2 Samuel 13:32-33 ). 2 . Form used at times for Jehonadab in Jeremiah 35:1 . See Jehonadab .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jonadab
Jonadab (jŏn'a-dăb), whom Jehovah impels. 1. The son of Shimeah, and nephew of David. "He seems to have been one of those characters who, in the midst of great or royal families, pride themselves and are renowned for being acquainted with the secrets of the whole circle in which they move."—Stanley. He advised the outrage of Tamar. 2 Samuel 13:3 to 2 Samuel 5:2. The form, oft-repeated, in Jeremiah 35:1-19 for Jehonadab, which see.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jonadab
Who gives liberally
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jonadab
The son of Rechab,; (Jeremiah 35:6) derived from Nadab, a prince.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jonadab
1. A SON OF Shimeah, the cunning and unprincipled nephew of David, and friend of Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:3-5 . Yet he seems to have been long aware of the purpose of Absalom to avenge his sister's dishonor upon Amnon, and very coolly excused the assassination of his friend, 2 Samuel 13:32-35 .

2. A son of Rechab, a Kenite, descended from Hobab the brother of Moses. He was at the head of the Rechabites in the time of Jehu, and seems to have given them a command to abstain from wine, 2 Kings 10:15 1 Chronicles 2:55 Jeremiah 35:6-10 . See RECHABITES .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jonadab
1. Shimeah's son, David's nephew; "very subtle," worming out the secrets of the heir apparent, Amnon his cousin, to gain favor. Pretending "friendship," he insinuated that a "king's son" ought to gratify his passions without scruple, and not make himself lean by restraining them; and gave the hellish advice whereby that wicked prince incestuously forced his half sister Tamar. Then, when Absalom had in revenge killed Amnon, and the king was heartbroken at the exaggerated story that all the king's sons were slain, Jonadab practiced the same sycophancy to David; not a word does he breathe of his own abominable share in the matter; no sorrow has he for Amnon whose professed "friend" he was, but whose ruin he hurried; "by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar"; "Amnon only is dead, Amnon only is dead"; "let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart" (2 Samuel 13). Evil communication is fatal; the friendship of the wicked is hollow, for it is based on selfishness (Psalms 12:2; Psalms 141:4-5), and when regard for self comes in collision with regard for a friend, the latter will be set aside for the former; see 1 Kings 22:30; 1 Kings 22:32.

2. (See JEHONADAB.)

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jonadab
1. Son of Shimeah and nephew of David: he subtly led his cousin Amnon into sin. 2 Samuel 13:3,5,32,35 .

2. Son of Rechab the founder of the Rechabites. Jehu took him with him to see his zeal for the Lord. He also is called JEHONADAB.2 Kings 10:15,23 ; Jeremiah 35:6-19 .

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Jehonadab - Jonadab
Jehonadab - See Jonadab
Jonadab - Jonadab
Jehonadab - Jehonadab (je-hŏn'a-dăb), or Jonadab, whom Jehovah incites
Subtilly - in 2 Samuel 13:3 , of Jonadab), occurs in Acts 7:19
Rechabite - ) One of the descendants of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, all of whom by his injunction abstained from the use of intoxicating drinks and even from planting the vine
Rechabites - Descendants of Rechab, the father of Jonadab. Though called Rechabites, they trace their mode of life to what their ancestor Jonadab had commanded. It was said of them that because of their faithfulness to their father's commands Jonadab should not want a man to stand before God for ever
Rechab - (Hebrew: square or chariot) ... Rechab was the father of Jonadab who, with Jehu, exterminated the followers of Baal (4Kings 10)
Rechabites - (Hebrew: square or chariot) ... Rechab was the father of Jonadab who, with Jehu, exterminated the followers of Baal (4Kings 10)
Jonadab - Jonadab also advised the sorrowing David that of his sons only Ammon was dead (2 Samuel 13:32-33 )
Rechabites - The descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. They adhered to the law laid down by Jonadab, and were noted for their fidelity to the old-established custom of their family in the days of Jeremiah (35); and this feature of their character is referred to by the prophet for the purpose of giving point to his own exhortation
Rechab - Father of Jehonadab, or Jonadab, founder of the RECHABITES
Jonadab - Jonadab (jŏn'a-dăb), whom Jehovah impels
Jon'Adab - ch (2 Samuel 13:5,6 ) Again, when, in a later stage of the same tragedy, Amnon was murdered by Absalom, and the exaggerated report reached David that all the princes were slaughtered, Jonadab was already aware of the real state of the case
Rechabites - Jonadab, one of their chiefs, laid an injunction on his posterity to drink no wine, to build no houses, but to dwell in tents
Shammah - Older brother of David (1 Samuel 16:9 ; 1 Samuel 17:13 ) and father of Jonadab (2Samuel 13:3,2 Samuel 13:32 ) and Jonathan (2 Samuel 21:21 ) if the similar Hebrew spellings in 2Samuel point to the same person mentioned in 1Samuel
Jehonadab - Jeremiah 35:1 relates a meeting between the prophet and Rechabites, who cited the teaching of their ancestor Jehonadab (who in Jeremiah is called Jonadab)
Rechabites - When he did so, they refused, saying that their father Jonadab (Jehonadab) had commanded them not to drink wine, nor to live in houses, nor to engage in agriculture
Jehonadab - JEHONADAB or Jonadab
Rechabites - Scripture acquaints us, Jeremiah 35:2-11 , that Jonadab son of Rechab, in the time of Jehu king of Israel; laid an injunction on his posterity not to drink wine, not to build houses, not to plant vineyards, to have no lands, and to dwell in tents all their lives
Rechabites - In Jeremiah 35, there is a promise made to this people, that Jonadab, the son of Rechab, should not want a man to stand before the Lord; that is, that his posterity should not fail: and to this day this tribe is found among the Arabians of the desert, distinct, free, and practising exactly the institutions of Jonadab, whose name they bear, and of whose institutions they boast
Shammah - He is the same as Shimeah , father of Jonadab ( 2 Samuel 13:3 ), the Shimea of 1 Chronicles 2:16 , and the Shimei , father of Jonathan who slew the giant ( 2 Samuel 21:21 )
Jonadab - Then, when Absalom had in revenge killed Amnon, and the king was heartbroken at the exaggerated story that all the king's sons were slain, Jonadab practiced the same sycophancy to David; not a word does he breathe of his own abominable share in the matter; no sorrow has he for Amnon whose professed "friend" he was, but whose ruin he hurried; "by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar"; "Amnon only is dead, Amnon only is dead"; "let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart" (2 Samuel 13)
Beni Khaibir - sons of Keber, the descendants of the Rechabites, to whom it was promised, Jeremiah 35:19 , "Thus saith the Lord, Jonadab, the son of Rechab, shall not want a man to stand before me for ever
Jozabad - Priest who witnessed transfer of gold Ezra's party brought from Babylon to the Temple in Jerusalem (Ezra 8:33 ), though a Hebrew manuscript reads Jonadab here
Rechab - Wolff found a tribe, the Beni Khaibr, near Senaa, who called themselves "sons of Jonadab," and said they numbered 60,000 (Journal, ii. The Septuagint prefixes a title to Psalm 71, "a psalm by David, of the sons of Jonadab, and of those first carried captive": this implies, in the third century B
Tamar (2) - Daughter of David and Maacah; the handsome Absalom's beautiful sister; forced by Amnon at his bad friend Jonadab's abominable suggestion (2 Samuel 13; 1 Chronicles 3:9). (See ABSALOM; AMNON; Jonadab
re'Chab - Jonadab inaugurated a reformation and compelled a more rigid adherence than ever to the old Arab life
Father - Any ancestor is called "father" or "mother" (Isaiah 51:2; Jeremiah 35:16-18, the sons of Jonadab son of Rechab, a striking instance of the blessing on obedience to parents; Daniel 5:2; 2 Chronicles 15:16 margin)
Wisdom (1) - Thus it is said by Moses, that Pharaoh dealt wisely with the Israelites, when he opposed them in Egypt, Exodus 1:10 ; it is observed of Jonadab; the friend of Ammon, and nephew of David, that he was very wise, that is, very subtle and crafty, 2 Samuel 13:3 ; and Job 5:13 , says, that God "taketh the wine in their own craftiness
Jehonadab - ("Jehovah makes freely willing"): JEHONADAB or Jonadab
See, Perceive - This verb may be used of attending to or visiting—so Jonadab said to Amnon: “… When thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him …” (2 Sam
Lie - Jonadab told Amnon: “Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself [pretend to be] sick …” (2 Sam
Nazirite - Martial devotion coalesced with the ascetic spirit to produce such men as Jonadab, son of Rechab, who resembled the Nazirites very closely ( 2 Kings 10:15 , Jeremiah 35:6 f
Friend, Friendship - A friend can lead one into sin, as when Jonadab son of Shimeah persuades his cousin Amnon to rape his half sister Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1-6 )
Wise, Skilled - Amnon consulted Jonadab, who was known as a shrewd man (2 Sam
Absalom - David and his wives and concubines and mixed-up children, Tamar and her half-brother Amnon, Absalom and Jonadab, Joab and the wise woman of Tekoa, Ittai and Shimei, Ahithophel and Hushai, and the righteousness and the grace of God reigning over them all
David - His brother Shimeah had two sons connected with his subsequent history, Jonadab, the subtle, bad, selfish adviser of incestuous Amnon (2 Samuel 13:3; 2 Samuel 13:32-33), and Jonathan who killed a giant of Gath (2 Samuel 21:21)
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - Elias, the sons of Jonadab, the Baptist, were types of the life that attracted him; but on the other hand was the study of the Scriptures, for which the desert offered no opportunities; and the advanced age of his parents presented claims which seemed to be imperative duties